Stand Against HatredMarch 1, 2020
Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Stand Against Hatred website documents hate and aims to educate about the environment of hate around the country.
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation launched the website Stand Against Hatred to document hate and to educate about the environment of hate around the country. Individuals can report incidents in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Our communities have experienced heightened racism and xenophobia related to COVID-19. The following are responses and resources.
- NCAPA: Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and Over 260 Civil Rights Organizations Call on Congress to Denounce Anti-Asian Racism around COVID-19 (March 11)
- Advancing Justice affiliation social media response to Kevin McCarthy’s xenophobic tweet (March 10)
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus Epidemic (Feb. 19)
- If you were targeted in a hate crime, you may wish to seek help from law enforcement by reporting a crime or filing a complaint.
- Contact the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and their Stop Hate project: https://8449nohate.org/. The Stop Hate hotline number is 1-844-9-NO-HATE and it is accessible in a number of languages.
- Depending on context in which the discrimination occurs, it may be possible to file a complaint with a federal, state, or local agency. For instance, if workers experience discrimination or harassment on the job, they can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or their local/state human rights enforcement agency. If students or parents experience discrimination in education, they can file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights or at the local level. Complaints can also be filed with Justice Department on a range of matters.
- Seek assistance from trusted community-based organizations. They may be able to help mobilize a broader community response.
- In addition, many of our partner organizations are creating helpful resources. Check out these materials for workers from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.
- Discrimination should never be acceptable anywhere. We encourage our communities and allies to be aware of ways to intervene as a bystander. Download a resource from our colleagues with Hollaback!